Local antique store robbed of unique treasures

Over $6,500 of antiques stolen


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Police are on the hunt for some thieves who got away with thousands of dollars' worth of one-of-a-kind antiques from a store in St. Augustine.

Eclectica Vintiques on State Road 16 in St. Augustine has been open a year and police say someone broke in through a bathroom window last week and got away with a lot of antiques that are irreplaceable.

Sometime overnight Thursday into Friday morning someone was able to get the locks open on a bathroom window and steal everything from a historic motorcycle, to some old coins and even a vintage Howdy Doody bracelet from the 1950s.

Police reports show that all told the thieves got away with over 30 things which the store believes was worth about $6,500.

So far police don't have any suspects and the store owners are having to upgrade security unsure of whether they'll get any of those items back. 


"It's disheartening. In the year that we've been here, not so much as a pair of earrings has disappeared. The outpouring of community has been wonderful. We established ourselves a great reputation and are saddened that someone would take advantage of us in this way," Jesse Sabo, the owner of Eclectica Vintiques, said.

Police said they have checked pawn shops in the area to see if any of the items have turned up, but so far, none have.

Anyone who knows anything about who may be responsible for this break-in is asked to call Crime Stoppers of northeast Florida and leave an anonymous tip at 1-888-277-TIPS.